Photographic Times Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1889.The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. This trial medal is made of plaster.
Obverse: Bust of Louis Daguerre facing left, labeled DAGUERRE. The legend reads: PRESENTED BY/ 1839-1889/ THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TIMES.
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Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.8 cm x 4.7 cm; 11/16 in x 1 7/8 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


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